Airsports Training is one of the few CAA and BMAA approved Instructor Training Academies in the UK.
CFI John Teesdale says; “Being a Flying Instructor has to be the best job job the world ! I've looked forward to going to work every day for the last 30 years. How many people can say that?”
To start an instructor course, you must hold a current Pilots License on Aeroplanes which must include a Microlight Class Rating. You must have flown at least 100 hrs PIC on Aeroplanes, at least 40 of which must have been on Microlights and at least 5 hrs PIC on the type (meaning flexwing or fixed wing) to be used on the course. You must pass a theoretical written exam and a flight test before starting the course.
The course consists of a minimum of 15 hours flying training and 40 hours groundschool. These are minimum hours and just as with the original NPPL minimum of 25, more may be required.
You have to reach a standard to pass a Flight test and Ground Oral exam taken with an independent Examiner of Instructors.
The course normally takes four weeks of training Mon-Fri and is best done in two blocks of two weeks with a break in between to recover!
Even if you never intend to instruct for a living, the Instructor Course will massively increase your flying skills and knowledge. You will be a safer and more confident pilot.
For further info see; http://www.bmaa.org/files/becoming_a_microlight_flying_instructor.pdf
Basic AFIC (M) Course price
(15 hours flying, up to 50 hours groundschool) £3,950.00
Based on using your aircraft.
Airsports school aircraft
available at £70.00 per hour Flexwing, £80.00 per hour Fixed wing.